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Biserrula epiglottis (L.) Coulot, Rabaute & J.-M.Tison

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Biserrula epiglottis (L.) Coulot, Rabaute & J.-M.Tison / Homotypic Synonyms: Astragalus epiglottis L., it is an annual herb up to 5-25 cm, hairy-whitish, lying or ascending; leaves imparipinnate, with 4-7 pairs of lanceolate-oblong leaflets, stipules free, lanceolate-acuminate, flowers whitish or pale yellow, bluish, very small, erect, 6-10 in ovoid heads, tight, very briefly pedunculated, much shorter than the leaf, bell-shaped chalice, with awl-shaped teeth, almost equal to the tube. Pods of 7 mm by 6, projecting, reflexed, and triangular in heart, straight, compressed, stipitate, and hairy-bristly, with 4 seeds.  Life Form: Th,   Flowering in: Apr-May,   Vern:————– ,   Phytochoria: MED, The native range of this species is Medit.     Notes: Wild in Libya.

For more information: https://powo.science.kew.org/taxon/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:77138743-1,    https://www.ipni.org/n/77138743-1,    https://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0001339245,    https://www.gbif.org/species/8261522,     https://africanplantdatabase.ch/en/nomen/specie/145844/astragalus-epiglottis-l,   https://www.preservons-la-nature.fr/flore/taxon/4021.html,    https://www.florealpes.com/fiche_astragalusepiglottis.php

 

Distribution in Libya
Jabal Nafusa Al-Jabal Al-Akhder
Misallata, Kussbat 1913 Gubba 1933   Al- Abiar 1939

 

Bibliographic references:  
First: Encyclopedia Flora of Libyan:  
Jafri, S.M.H. & El-Gadi, A. (1980) Flora of Libya, Fabaceae Vol.  (86) Department of Botany, Al-Faateh Univ., Tripoli, Libya.
Second: Researches and PhD theses, master theses, Sorted by Newest: pdf files
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